IBMi Automated Health Check

IBMi environments require diligent maintenance and analysis to ensure optimal performance.  The IBMi Automated Health Check reduces the effort required to perform this analysis.  Leveraging proprietary code, IBMi default reporting, and Visual Storage Intelligence graphical interface the IBMi Automated Health Check programmatically reports on an IBMi environment.  From fix level support and system values to backup and recovery configurations, the IBMi Automated Health Check performs all of the checks that an administrator would be expected to perform on a scheduled basis.

      • Hardware – Problem entries and cache batteries are checked to ensure hardware failures are recognized as soon as they occur.  This prevents predictive failures as well to protect IBMi customers from unexpected future events.
      • Software – Disk space is checked for old data, large system libraries, unused output queues, old journal receivers, fix levels, and unlicensed software.  These validations help to ensure that the operating system is functioning and avoid future interruptions.
      • Backup/Recovery – Current backup procedures and system recoverability are checked on a regular basis to ensure the IBMi system is protected from disasters.  Configurations are compared against Clear Technologies Disaster Recovery experts’ best practice recommendations.
      • Security – User profile security, passwords, access, authority, and system values are all compared to the IBM best practice recommendations.  This aids customers to protect against security breaches.

Clear Technologies offers a comprehensive array of technical services for IBM iSeries Power Systems.  These services allow you to increase technical efficiency and reduce the costs associated with operating your IBM systems.

Managed Services to keep your IBM iSeries Healthy

Our IBM iSeries Health Check is a core part of Clear Technologies’ suite of managed services for Power Systems. This managed service is designed to review technical infrastructure aspects of your IBM iSeries environment. We understand that administrative cleanup and maintenance tasks can be delayed in the midst of application and user support. However, the core belief behind Clear Technologies’ managed services is to help our customers maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their technology infrastructure. A key part of this is understanding the health of your current system and optimizing configurations to meet your current and future needs.

Certified IT consultants from our managed services team conduct the IBM iSeries Health check. The check-up will provide you with a current snapshot of your system’s health along with recommendations to address any issues discovered in the review and suggestions for the future.  The Power System Health Check evaluates:

  • Hardware and Software Problems
  • System Connectivity Issues
  • Fix Level
  • Disk Space
  • IBM Library Capacities
  • Output Queues
  • Journal Receivers
  • Outdated Software Products
  • Backup/Recovery Strategy
  • User Profile Status
  • System Value Settings

The Clear Technologies Power System Health Check provides a full spectrum review of your system including what is working well and what needs to be fixed. Periodic checkups are the key to keeping your system healthy and planning for its future.  Customers who include the IBM iSeries Health Check as part of their managed services solution get the assurance of:

  • Knowing the current status of their system
  • Identifying infrastructure issues in advance so corrective action can be taken on a planned rather than emergency basis
  • Having a plan in place for future optimization and expansion

Clear Technologies offers a comprehensive array of technical services for IBM iSeries Power Systems.  These services allow you to increase technical efficiency and reduce the costs associated with operating your IBM systems.